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2018 BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge - Race day!

Catch up with the BDO team at the 2018 BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 

Backing cycling events throughout New Zealand

BDO Partner, Rachel Shoebridge shares how BDO supports cycling right across New Zealand. Our commitment begins with our youngest riders, right through to some of the highest profile events in New Zealand.  

Top Training Tips

How's your training coming along? BDO Partner, Doug Haines, shares his top training tips in the run up to the 2018 BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.  


Welcome to the 2018 Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge with BDO

Late last year we were delighted to secure the official naming rights sponsorship of the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge for the next 3 years. BDO is now the largest sponsor of cycling events in New Zealand and the Lake Taupo Challenge sits with our other sponsorships including the Tour of Southland, the Taranaki Around the Mountain Cycle Challenge, Crankworx in Rotorua, the Tour of Northland, the Napier Summer Cycling Carnival, and the East to West Charity Ride.

Each year more than 6,000 cyclists take up the challenge across 14 events on and off road from elite road races, mountains bike events to short distance categories for families and kids.

We are extremely excited to kick the event off on 24 November and want YOU to get involved!

So why not join the BDO Team Challenge?

The BDO Teams Challenge is really simple to be part of. Simply register your team of four (or multiple teams of four) as wanting to take part in the BDO Teams Challenge when you do your event entry. There is no additional charge to enter the BDO Teams Challenge.

The winning team will be the one with the best cumulative time of their first three riders in the team.

As well as a very fine trophy you will walk away with a year’s worth of bragging rights.

Here at BDO we love a good challenge and look forward to donning our lycra and taking part in the team challenge with you all.

You can find more information about the event and how to register at www.cyclechallenge.com.

We will be catching up with teams around the BDO network over the coming months who will give us a sneak peek at their pre-race training schedule and sharing some top tips on how to get race-ready.

We look forward to seeing you in Taupo in November.

David O’Connor
Chairman BDO NZ

More events we sponsor:

BDO Summer Cycling Carnival
January 4 - 11 2019

The BDO Summer Cycling Carnival is a series of events that combines full-on competitive cycling, Elite Road National Championships as well as heaps of other cycling events for kids, families and adults all delivered within a fun and interactive carnival atmosphere.
For more information, click here.

BDO Around the Mountain Cycle Challenge
January 26 2019

This event is a premier road cycle event with over 1,100 competitive and recreational cyclists enjoying the day.  It has 148km of magnificent mountain and rural scenery passing through 11 Taranaki townships. Enter as a solo rider or in a team, there is also a 74 km option.
For more information, click here.

Crankworx Rotorua
March 18 - 24 2019

The Crankworx World Tour is where ordinary humans perform the extraordinary and launch into the realm of the unimaginable, riding faster, climbing further, flying higher and going bigger than what was once thought to be possible. 
For more information visit, click here.

BDO Tour of Northland
March 21 - 24 2019

The event will follow Northland’s fully sealed Twin Coast Discovery Highway which touches New Zealand’s essence: unsurpassed nature estate, scenery, fishing, diving, walks, culture and heritage, golf, food, wine and people. You will discover New Zealand in a nutshell. All abilities are welcome to participate – elite riders, competitive masters, weekend warriors, cycling tourists, and social or corporate groups – this is a fun few days with a great bunch.
For more information, click here

SBS Bank Tour of Southland
November 3 -9 2019

The 2019 Tour of Southland (NZ’s premier professional cycle race) starts with the team time trial around Invercargill’s Queens Park on November 3. Racing nearly 1000km on the roads of Southland and Central Otago and concluding with the winners’ ceremony in Invercargill on Gala St on November 9.
For more information and to follow the tour, click here.

Gisborne Cycle Skills in Schools
Throughout the year

The BDO Gisborne Cycle Skills Training programme has been in operation for five years and is an initiative close to our hearts. Over this time we have developed close working relationships with our key programme partners Cycle Gisborne, Sport Gisborne-Tairawhiti and the New Zealand Police, to deliver a skills training programme focused on equipping tamariki with the right skills to be confident and capable cyclists. 
For more information, click here.